Adirondack Forum  
Rules Membership Donations and Online Store Adkhighpeaks Foundation ADKhighpeaks Forums ADKhighpeaks Wiki Disclaimer

Go Back   Adirondack Forum > The Adirondack Forum > Trip Reports
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 11-10-2013, 07:26 PM   #1
DSettahr
ɹǝqɯǝɯ
 
DSettahr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5,300
Northville-Placid Trail, Oct 1 - Oct 7, 2013 (No trip report, just photos)

I through hiked the NPT in early October, finishing the 122 miles between Benson and Averyville in 7 days. I took lots and lots of photos along the way; you can view them here: https://picasaweb.google.com/dsettah...llePlacidTrail

I don't have time to write a detailed trip report (especially not one for a trip of this magnitude), but here's a quick summary for those who are interested:

Day 1: Benson to Piseco (25 miles)
Day 2: Piseco to Cedar Lakes LT #1 (20 miles)
Day 3: Cedar Lakes to O'Neil Flow LT (25 miles)
Day 4: O'Neil Flow LT to Hidden Cove LT (14 miles)
Day 5: Hidden Cove LT to Cold River LT #3 (10 miles)
Day 6: Cold River LT #3 to Moose Pond LT (16 miles)
Day 7: Moose Pond LT to Averyville (8 Miles)

Obviously, I got off to a speedy start. I definitely could have kept it up if I wanted to, but I slowed down mainly to snag a few lean-tos I'd not camped in yet, and partially because the weather took a turn for the worse during the second half of my trip.

My total pack weight was 43 pounds, 13 pounds of food and 30 pounds of gear. I did not do any re-supplies or food drops, as it was kind of a spur of the moment decision to hike the trail and I didn't have time to plan anything like that out. I also was carrying 8 days worth of food, as I'd originally planned to do the trail in 8 days, but was able to finish a day early. I definitely noticed the pack weight at first, but after about 2 or 3 days, it no longer bothered me (plus I was losing nearly 2 pounds of food per day). It also helped, I'm sure, that I lost 8 pounds of body weight while hiking the trail.
DSettahr is offline   Reply With Quote
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.

DISCLAIMER: Use of these forums, and information found herein, is at your own risk. Use of this site by members and non-members alike is only granted by the adkhighpeak.com administration provided the terms and conditions found in the FULL DISCLAIMER have been read. Continued use of this site implies that you have read, understood and agree to the terms and conditions of this site. Any questions can be directed to the Administrator of this site.